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SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014


Sunday morning Pac-12 links

Sebastian LaRue's athleticism has been apparent throughout the spring as the Texas A&M transfer made an immediate mark as a returner candidate on special teams while showing off his quickness and agility as a receiver on the scout team. With a crowded receiver corps and...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014



Spring Practice Report: Day 8

From Pullman -- There was no "scrimmage" but Washington State's football practice on Saturday had live tackling, fights, guests, a potential position switch and a lot of moms. Our practice report is after the jump. ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014





Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Cougars donned all of their pads yesterday and the result was a physical practice, complete with live tackling. Here is our story and practice report. Yesterday we also posted a video tour of the new Football Operations Building, guided by linebacker...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

Spring Practice Report: Day 7

From Pullman -- Washington State finally put on full pads on Thursday. The coaches put on headsets and officials were in uniform. The reason for the extra accoutrements? The Cougars had their first live-tackling session of spring. More on that after the jump. ...

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A tour of the FOB with Darryl Monroe

From Pullman -- The Football Operations Building won't open for about five more weeks but linebacker Darryl Monroe starred in a video that shows how much has been done, and how much remains to be done before it's christening on May 19.

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Kent spends the day making WSU fans smile 

A GRIP ON SPORTS New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent was in town yesterday and made the media rounds. You couldn't turn on your television set or radio in Spokane and not see his smiling face or hear his booming voice. When the day...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- If you can make it out to Martin Stadium today you'll have a chance to watch Washington State's first football scrimmage of the spring. More on that here. The team got a new addition yesterday when former Boise State running back Aaron...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

WSU to scrimmage on Thursday

From Pullman -- Thursday marks the seventh of Washington State's 15 spring football practices and it will also see the Cougars' first live scrimmage. The scrimmage will consist of approximately 40 plays and will be held in Martin Stadium at the end of WSU's practice....

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Boise running back transfers to WSU 

From Pullman -- Former Boise State running back Aaron Baltazar will transfer to Washington State, WSU announced on Wednesday. Baltazar must sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules, then will have three years of eligibility remaining. More on WSU's new running back after...

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Shock wide receiver Brandon Thompkins is wearing a Spokane Shock uniform again after spending several un-pleasant months with the Utah Blaze.  (Colin Mulvany)

Thompkins take turn on defense

One of the charms of the AFL for years was Ironman players, guys who lined up on both sides of the ball. Those days are largely gone, but injuries and roster limitations sometimes force players to leave their comfort zone. Standout receiver Brandon Thompkins switched...

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Last night's Mariner win was so typical 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Last night's home opener against the Angels was just so Mariners. A sell-out crowd on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Robinson Cano era. A quick deficit. Two home runs from the "other" free agent, Corey Hart. And a win....

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- I have some work-related errands to run up in Spokane today so unfortunately we won't be able to have our typical off-day chat. I know it's hard. But just thing how much we'll have to talk about on Friday. If you're in...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

Spring Practice Report: Day 6

From Pullman -- Washington State's youth in the secondary has been apparent throughout spring. But on Tuesday the offense worked on deep throws and the inexperience of WSU's defensive backs was particularly apparent. "We went downfield the whole time," coach Mike Leach said after practice....

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Chiefs Helewka, Bobyk make final rankings

Left wing Adam Helewka and defenseman Colton Bobyk were the Spokane Chiefs' representatives on the NHL Central Scouting's final rankings of North American skaters for 2014. Kootenay's Sam Reinhart, at No. 3, was the top player from the Western Hockey League. Read story

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